ADVANCED QUALITATIVE METHODS

BUS5AQM

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will equip you with the necessary theoretical knowledge and skills to design and execute an ethically-sound qualitative research study. The subject will enhance your knowledge of the varied philosophical underpinnings, and methodological approaches to conceiving and designing qualitative research (e.g., using case studies, or ethnographies). Subsequent topics to be covered include: 1) How to write good qualitative research objectives and questions; 2) Common and innovative qualitative research methods -interviewing & focus groups, observational techniques, visual research methods, social media-based research; 3) How to record, store and manage data; 4) Approaches to qualitative data analysis (e.g., coding & categorisation, grounded theory development, discourse analysis); 5) Researcher ethics and reflexivity; 6) How to write up qualitative research.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJennifer Frost

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesSeminars, readings, class discussions and assessment items.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in a research or higher degree in Business that includes a thesis component (LHCOM, LDPH, LMBR, LMCR, LMER) or by subject coordinator approval

Co-requisitesN/A

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Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

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Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorJohn Creswell

Year2017

Edition/Volume4th

PublisherWiley US

ISBN9781506330204

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Examine and critique the range of assumptions, approaches, techniques and debates which make up the qualitative research tradition
02. Apply high-level skills in qualitative data collection, storage, and analysis using varied data gathering and analytical techniques.
03. Utilise high-level writing and critical thinking skills to present qualitative research findings
04. Demonstrate awareness of key ethical issues in qualitative research.

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